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DRY is short for "Don’t Repeat Yourself". This paradigm advocates to avoid code and data redundancy.

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Best way to structure reusable code using Node.JS, EJS, and front end JS?

I'm more or less learning the MEAN stack (have yet to start on Angular, so currently using straight vanilla JS for front-end) and part of what I'm building for my portfolio is a drag-and-drop form ...
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DRY Violation for Logical Code Organization and Readability

I have a block of code that branches into 2 pathways, let's call them the "simple" and "complex" branch, based on user input. Either the simple or complex logic has 4 steps, let's call them A, B, C ...
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DRY(Don't repeat yourself) Principle and BFFs (Backend-for-Frontend)

We are about to plan our server architecture and we want to use the BFF strategy with node.js servers to serve multiple front-end apps. However we also want to be able to scale easily (e.g. a new ...
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Implementing both Sync and Async clients with DRY

I'm developing a client library. I'd like to provide both Sync and Async interfaces to endpoints on a server. They would be rather easy to implement as completely separate entities, but I would like ...
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Reduce DRY for different classes which have the same data model

I have 2 "user" classes which are essentially the same except one is immutable without setters and one is mutable with setters. I have a separate factory for creating each object. ImmutableUserDto - ...
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Modify Command object inside decorator of CommandHandler(CQRS) or any other practice for avoiding duplication

Currently, we have multiple commands which share two same properties (BookName and ShopId). While handling those commands those properties must be validated with the help of some service. Let's say ...
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What should I consider when the DRY and KISS principles are incompatible?

The DRY principle sometimes forces the programmers to write complex, hard-to-maintain functions/classes. Code like this has a tendency to become more complex and harder to maintain over time. ...
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Too much abstraction making code hard to extend

I'm facing problems with what I feel is too much abstraction in the code base (or at least dealing with it). Most methods in the code base have been abstracted to take in the highest parent A in the ...
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How to generalize this method for its duplicate/common logic?

I've a method that apparently has quite some duplicate logic, I'd like to generalize it so that their duplicate logic could be shared and reused, also make my code more extensible for future additions....
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Should one-line functions be avoided in jQuery/JavaScript?

So, I had a coworker complain about how I made the following code: ... var foo = getKendoDropdown(window.foo); var bar = getKendoDropdown(window.foo); var sna = getKendoDropdown(window.sna); var fu = ...
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How to write DRY Unit Tests when order of method calls matters

Suppose I'm writing a calculator engine with a class as follows... public class ArithmeticExpression { ArithmeticExpression Add(double operand) { /* ... */ } ArithmeticExpression Subtract(...
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How to make updates to data and return list of updates without breaking Command query separation or DRY?

I have a use case to make updates to a slightly complex JSON object and then return the list of changes made (not the updated data). The process of finding the list of changes is extremely similar to ...
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Best practice when creating classes that are solely in charge of the creation of other objects i.e. factories?

I often find myself creating classes that I suffix with 'Factory'. These classes tend to be solely in charge of the creation of a specific class or set of related classes. However I've always felt ...
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Is it bad practice to repeat logic being tested in unit tests?

Often I find myself writing a unit test for code and repeating some or a lot of the logic in the unit test to make the unit test DRY. For example, consider the following piece of code: function ...
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How to make view models more DRY? [closed]

When looking at the WPF view model code samples on the web/books almost all of them show same approach for the bind-able properties that are used for the binding and input in the UI and that often ...
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What is the best way to handle the scenario in C++ where there are two methods that are identical, except one is const?

I am currently working on a program in which I encountered an issue (not for the first time) where I have two acessor methods for a data structure. The methods are identical, except one is const and ...
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Keeping steps in sync of long running process and creating common layer for code repetition

I have 1 long running process wrapped inside a method and it is for 2 different types like below: Type1 Type2 Code: public interface IBaseType { MyResult LongRunningProcess(int jobId,...
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Are there any well known alternatives to the SOLID principles for OO programming? [closed]

I´m looking for some kind of better compilation of principles which takes the old basic concepts (DRY, KISS, etc...) and applies them to OOP related concepts like abstract clasess, interfaces etc... ...
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How to avoid code duplication in two similar projects?

We have a website with a lot of functionality, and we now start another one, which should have a lot of common code with the first one. What would be the best approach to avoid code duplication? ...
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Is copy and paste the head of for-loop (e.g.:for(let i=0;i<something.length;i++)) violating DRY principle?

For example, in my project, I often found some head of for-loop appears many times, eg: for(let i=0;i<SharedData.students.length;i++){ SharedData.students[i].something=..... } if(isReset){ ...
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How to remove code duplication in Web API versioning

I'm working with ASP.NET core web API project, where I have 8 controllers, multiple DTOs being used for request and response and mappers to map models(also used in the web app) with DTOs. Recently, ...
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DRY or not to DRY in SDK

I'm making contribution to an opensource project by one of the leading hypervisor providers and I have noticed that there is awfully lot of repetition. Below is what I mean by it, imagine that they ...
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Is duplicating files to avoid programming branching a good or anti pattern?

for example, suppose I need to play different sounds according to "grade": file list: fairSound.mp3 goodSound.mp3 excellentSound.mp3 code: showResult(grade){ if(grade==0 || grade==1){ ...
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My action creators and reducers all mostly look the same - is this a code smell?

Most of my redux actions are 'fetch some data from the database, here's the authentication token', and they for the most part look the same, like this: action creator export const fetchDashboard = ...
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ReactJS - proper way to handle a responsive design approach?

I've always used CSS and media queries when it comes to responsive design. I've been developing in ReactJS for a while, but I feel my approach to responsive design is sloppy. I find myself using a mix ...
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Is it possible to apply DRY without increasing coupling?

Assume we have a software module A that implements a function F. Another module B implements the same function as F'. There are a number of ways to get rid of the duplicate code: Let A use F' from B....
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How to handle repetitive mallocs/frees in a DRY way in C

So I have a function which is like a constructor for my structure: MyStructure* CreateMyStructure(...) { MyStructure *my_structure; double *data; int *colind, *rowptrs; data = malloc(...
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Is 'Keep it looks similar to sample code' a valid reason to prefer WET over DRY principle?

For example, for oauth, I may need to copy and paste oauth and oauth callback code like it (assume Client is the framework I use, I don't use real framework like google because I want to simplify the ...
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Code coupling introduce by DRY and OOD

I'm looking for guidance about DRY vs Code coupling. I do not like to duplicate my code and I also do not like code coupling between unrelated modules. So I refactor duplicate code if I find ...
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Is creating near duplicate partial views solely for populating html elements with Ajax returns violating DRY?

Maybe anti-pattern is a better word for this question. I do not know, but I mean a violation of DRY. Id like to reuse a partial view, and I can, but that partial view has other things in it I don't ...
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Don't Repeat Yourself Vs Single Point Of Failure in authentication

In my work we've been tasked with implementing two factor authentication across a number of our web applications which currently share a credentials database (asp.net forms authentication) but have ...
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Put conditional logic inside method for DRY, or keep it outside for readability?

Take the following example which loads an interstitial ad every 10 times user does XYZ in the app, under certain conditions. It is called in multiple places in the code base: public class AdHandler { ...
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Test on each Authorization endpoints?

I'm writing an API server. The framework we're using is Rails + Pundit + graphql-ruby, but I guess this question is framework-independent. We have authentication + authorization implemented on the ...
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Organizing Ad-Hoc Tooling in a Muti-Repo Structure

Imagine you have the following scenario. Your organization deploys some app core to its mission. For example if you're Stack Exchange, this might be the customer facing web server. Let's also say you ...
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Does my code violate DRY principle?

Suppose that I have two services Person Service and Company Service and I want to maintain links between them for example a Person is linked to Company because he works there or he owns the company ...
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Is “composition over inheritance” violating “dry principle”?

For example, consider I have a class for other classes to extend: public class LoginPage { public String userId; public String session; public boolean checkSessionValid() { } } and ...
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How to insert code in a method in a derived class [duplicate]

I have a base class with a method called Update: Start Update Code block 1 (An If statement) Code block 2 (Setting a variable based on the If result) Code block 3 (A switch which is ...
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Can we break CQS to get some DRY?

In our codebase we have a lot of controllers with a very similar structure: @my_model.update_owner(something) if @my_model.update_attributes(params) return render_object(@my_model) else ...
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Reduce return type repetition of functions

As an exercise, I recently implemented a simple settings reader class which reads setting values from an INI file into an std::map<std::string, std::string>. The reader method looks like ...
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DRY principle often makes my code more complicated and/or more difficult to understand

This often happens in my projects. Sometime I have this part of code that is very similar to this other part, yet a few lines makes it complicated to keep the code clean and without duplication. Here ...
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Constructor from interface with minimal repetition

Preface In an application that is separated by layers or distributed by services it is common to have classes that are very closely related data-wise, but which we wish to have loosely coupled. My ...
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Changing bot application state (Starting → Started → Stopping → Stopped)

I am developing a bot which I need to start and stop at will. I have 2 buttons in my form, StartButton and StopButton which change the state. The Bot has 4 possible states: starting, started, ...
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How can you reuse code for similar functions on AWS Lambda?

I have 3 Lambda functions that do very similar things: scrape data from different sections of a website. Each function returns a collection of objects that have similar properties. The method of ...
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Dry refactoring against database

Our database has an Attribute table and a WorkItem table that are in a many to many relationship using a WorkItemAttribute table. The WorkItemAttribute table contains the foreign keys for each and a ...
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How to share code among different top-level repositories?

My company has one repository that contains five top-level projects, which are all different "services" (that being the flavor of the month). Even though they're all in a single repository, they're ...
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I keep bouncing from “god function” to “tiny SRP functions” how do I break this cycle?

This question is important for me in growing in my technical abilities. I find I swing from end-to-end, like a pendulum, in writing code that is simultaneously DRY yet readable & efficient. And I'...
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Should I extract method to reduce duplication if the resulting method's functionality will vary based on type of collection given to it?

I am designing a treeNode class. While implementing the getPathToParentNode() and getPathFromParentNode() methods, I noticed that their functionality is essentially the same - they just operate on ...
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How to DRY refactor several similar functions?

I was assigned a refactoring. We have several modules having similar functions with some differences. My task is to extract common portions of code for DRY principle. I am a little lost how to do it....
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How does the Aggregate Root concept and the Repository Pattern solve DRY in database operations?

If I have ten classes, and they all need CRUD operations, how does an Aggregate Root and the Repository Pattern solve me having to write lots of boilerplate code (the DRY)? Take the example of a ...
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Is it poor practice to have a class implement an abstract class without adding any new fields/members/functionality?

I am writing a wrapper for a REST API and I have run into something I have never had to ask myself before. This API is for E-Commerce transactions, it has SALE and RETURN endpoints (and some other ...